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Lindsey + Matt: Getting Ready at Unscripted Hotel in Durham, NC

Lindsey + Matt: Getting Ready at Unscripted Hotel in Durham, NC

This was my first visit to Unscripted Durham. So glad Lindsey and Matt chose this hotel for getting ready. It had beautiful window light and super fun style. And definitely felt like Durham.

Eno River with Jenn + Naoum

Eno River with Jenn + Naoum

These two are engaged to be married May 27th! Such a blast running around together. They even introduced me to this beautiful cabin along the river!

Nina + Matt's Downtown Charlotte Wedding

Nina + Matt's Downtown Charlotte Wedding

It was a suuuuper chilly day in Queen City. Family crossed great distances, even all the way from Georgia, the bride's home country, to celebrate the union of these two. They first met working at Chima, so it was the perfect spot for their reception. Since their hospitality days, they've built a life together here in Charlotte. 

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

When Bonnie said she wanted photos with goats, I knew just who to ask: Elodie Farms. Besides their beautiful barns, pastures, and woods of goats, they also have a lake! We took full advantage of our visit and had a blast.

Bridals at Grandpa Pete's

Bridals at Grandpa Pete's

I grew up with this beautiful woman. We took these bridal photos in her Grandpa Pete's home. A lot of history in that space.

Chelsea + Rachel

Chelsea + Rachel

I love knowing these two...

Best of Durham 2017

Much thanks to those of you who endorsed Merritt Chesson Photography for Durham Magazine's Best of Durham Issue for 2017!!!

Much thanks, also, to all of you who have invited me into you lives to document your families and special occasions. 

A true gift, indeed. Looking forward to capturing many more of your beautiful faces, creations, and memories.

From the June/July 2017 issue of  Durham Magazine .

From the June/July 2017 issue of Durham Magazine.

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Great excuse to hang out with some exceptionally creative and talented women last November.